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RogerC30 Dec 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Just finished this beauty, thinking a good building for Elizabethan Ireland or border Reivers, perhaps slightly early for a lot of our period although I can se it being good for Jacobite games,lots of pictures on the blog link


Timmo uk30 Dec 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

It's a lovely useful model that you have done a fabulous job with. I have a small barn from H&A which is another nice piece and I was impressed with the quality.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

It looks very nice and interesting how you arrived at the colors. Thank you for posting.

MajorB30 Dec 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

Doesn't look like a fortified manor house. More like a simple walled farm.

Louie N30 Dec 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

Well done

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

Very nice!

epturner Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

Oh that's very nice!


RogerC31 Dec 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

Thanks very much all for the feedback. MajorB I have no issue with you describing it as a walled farm. A fortified Manor is the manufacturers description, probably because they have a much smaller walled farm which I hope to paint next. I will be taking a bit more time to document the process and the paints used on the next one.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2018 8:33 a.m. PST


RogerC01 Jan 2019 8:37 a.m. PST

Thanks Shagnasty

Must Contain Minis01 Jan 2019 10:23 p.m. PST

Wow. That is a cool piece of terrain. Nice work.

Charge The Guns02 Jan 2019 2:48 a.m. PST

Lovely job! I love the Hudson and Allen stuff. (I wish there was a UK distributor.)

KeepYourPowderDry02 Jan 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

That's really nice. Particularly like your ochre on the barn – May I ask what brand & colour?

RogerC03 Jan 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

The postage and duties were not quite asbad as expected to be honest. £75.00 GBP dollars after converting to stirling and adding postage and duty was £73.00 GBP so….

I am goign to do a bit of a walk through with the enxt one I do KYPD38 but the base colour for the ochre was chocolate brown, a wet brush of ECW Buff (from Colour Party paints about 2 miles away from me in Bradford UK) which had an orange tintt to it, then a light dry brush over the whole structure with an ivory. I will put the paint numbers from colour party on the next post I do ont he subject.

Charlie03 Jan 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

Yeah I got this and some other buildings from the US, shipped to the UK – buildings cost me £126.00 GBP, shipping £37.00 GBP and customs was £25.00 GBP Total of £188.00 GBP for the farm posted above along with two cottages, one barn and two smaller buildings. Not bad to be honest. The individual Hudson & Allen houses and barns are all about $10 USD-$12, which is pretty damn good I think.

RogerC04 Jan 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

Agreed Charlie, even with postage and duty its pretty good value for some lovely buildings.

Asteroid X08 Jan 2019 7:18 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Were you tempted, at all, to cut out the windows in the house?

Phil the french08 Jan 2019 8:02 a.m. PST

Top notch job!

RogerC08 Jan 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

Thanks guys and wmyers, no, I would go near the windows with a knife, to be honest I prefer them blank.

rampantlion10 Jan 2019 12:17 p.m. PST

Roger(and anyone else), I am currently painting the same piece and I have a question. The top of the wall sections has what looks to be something like the thatch that is on top of the roof of the buildings. Is this correct or is it something else? I have never seen thatch on the top of a wall. Just curious.

RogerC10 Jan 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

Ah yes rampant lion, that also made me scratch my head. I have seen the tops of walls finished off with thin sheets of stone or slate laid upright to run water off and I decided to paint mine grey to represnet this, it certainly wouldnt be thatch as you say.

RogerC10 Jan 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

You will see better on some of the close up pictures on my blog.

Come In Nighthawk05 Dec 2021 7:58 a.m. PST

Quick question about this farm? The roof of the second story. It does not also "lift off" to give you access for that part of the structure -- e.g., for skirmish gaming?

If not, is it hollow? Could you with care (of course!) saw off the roof and add in your own floor? Just thinking out loud.

Beautiful work, BTW!!!! I have been thinking about that set literally for a good ten or twelve years. Never get up the courage to plunge!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2021 11:39 a.m. PST

That's a super piece!

Volleyfire06 Dec 2021 2:31 a.m. PST

FWIW Wiki does mention thatch as being used for coping, and slate wasn't used commercially until the early 1800s. Not to detract from your painting though, you've done a fantastic job.

Borderguy19006 Dec 2021 8:20 p.m. PST

Beautifully painted. That's a lovely model.

RogerC11 Dec 2021 8:56 a.m. PST

Cheers guys, the peice is hollow so with some carful modellign you could erhaps remove the thatch on the barn and put a floor in, the top floor of the house though I dont think is hollow so a much more difficult prospect. In ter ms of the coping perhaps we can think of it is just undressedstone?

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